First of all, it's our spring break. A whole week of no school- praise the Lord and hallelujah! If you homeschool, you know that this stretch is the hardest, but the end of the year is finally in sight. After our hiatus my hope is that we'll jump back in full steam ahead and finish strong. Our spring break week was chosen strategically and I'll tell you why.
Helping us celebrate Easter weekend this year will be three out of my four siblings and their families as well as my parents. So there is a house to clean, bedding, towels, and table cloths to ready and food to prepare. What are we having? For our Easter meal there will be Gene Wenger's Ham Loaf mix made into ham balls with Jamey's mom's pineapple sauce, my mother's cheesy potatoes, green beans, pickled Easter eggs, red raspberry applesauce jello salad, pies and my sister-in-law's Yaya's chocolate mousse. Then, we'll roll ourselves away from the table to watch six children hunt Easter eggs in the back yard.
Not only will this be a great week, but two huge prayer requests have recently been answered for our local communities. First of all, a young mother of three is out of the woods after a life-threatening bacteria almost actually took her life just after her baby girl was born. Secondly, one of Miriam's sweet little friends is home with a treatable diagnosis after a week of hospitalization and unanswered questions.
But life is not always so sweet. Please take a moment and visit Camille's blog and let her know you're thinking about her and her family. She is a long-time reader here and in need of some serious prayer support.
May we all remember that God's goodness will be with us during the times we can't always see or feel it as well as times when we can.
And may each and every one of you have a blessed Easter week celebrating our risen Lord.
You are so dear.